Slingo Rainbow Riches Review


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Barcrest's Rainbow Riches is one of the most popular slots. The original game has spawned a number of slot variations, instant win games and even a 40 ball bingo game. It's now been picked up by the developers of Slingo to combine the slots/bingo game with the Irish themed slot. Does the addition of a popular slot to the base Slingo game result in a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Slingo Rainbow Riches

From the moment you load this game you know that it's associated with Rainbow Riches. The Irish Leprechaun welcomes you to play and you'll also see a pot of gold and rainbow! The 5x5 playing grid sits on a background of rolling hills with a yellow brick road. On the grid are the usual 25 random numbers (1 to 75) whilst to the right is a pot of red balls that represent the spins that are available to play.

How To Play Slingo Rainbow Riches

The aim of any Slingo game is to get a line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. Usually a line represents a cash prize but in this version the aim is to get enough Slingos in order to play a bonus round. Note that you need to get a minimum of five lines in order to play a bonus round. There are no prizes if you get 1, 2, 3 or 4 lines.

Wagering on Slingo Rainbow Riches starts at just 50p a turn. This can be increased up to a maximum of 200 (Slingo.com). The maximum wager may vary from site to site. There is no Autoplay but Slingo Rainbow Riches does allow you to wager on. Basically once your turn has finished - and any free rounds played - you'll be invited to play on for a given price and potential win. We advise against this option as wins are rare!

Why Play Slingo Rainbow Riches

As mentioned, a player attaining 5 or more win lines results in a bonus round to determine a prize award. Each level has a different bonus game: Wishing Well Bonus, Cash Crop Bonus, Magic Toadstool Bonus, Magic Toadstool Red Bonus, Road To Riches Bonus, Road To Riches Red Bonus and Pots Of Gold Bonus. A bonus round will result in a multiplier value and that generates a cash award based on the initial wager. A full house will generate a multiplier of between x50 and x1000.

Note that Slingo Rainbow Riches only offers 10 spins to players instead of the usual 11. Additionally there are no instant win cash prizes if 3 or more jokers/super jokers appear on the reels. However jokers, super jokers and devils do play their usual roles within the game. Additionally free plays can also be won during game play.

The Verdict

The developers of Slingo have cleverly combined the popular slot, Rainbow Riches, with their slots/bingo game. The look and design of the game is excellent. We also like the idea that a bonus round can be won by achieving Slingos. However it is disappointing that there are no prize awards for 1, 2, 3 or 4 lines. This makes Slingo Rainbow Riches akin to XXXtreme.

We feel this is a high variance version of Slingo. If you don't mind wagering on then this version of Slingo is perfect. However if, like us, you find the wagering on gamble a way to overspend and not win then you may not enjoy gameplay so much. The concept of the game is perfect though and there's surely scope for other slot games to lend their names to Slingo variants?

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